General Atomics CEO outlines plans for new ND facility

General Atomics last week dedicated a new UAS training center in North Dakota that's already trained 55 air crews. Company CEO Linden Blue said the facility will also serve as a test center for sensors, satellite communications and other technology.
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Supply chain software developer collaborates on drone delivery

LLamasoft, a global leader in supply chain optimization technology, has announced its partnership with Zipline, a tech innovator that operates a drone delivery system to move medical supplies.
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Drones bring greater efficiency to inventory management

RFID tags to make inventory management in large warehouses more efficient didn't live up to their promise. But now a research team at MIT has developed a system using drones and RFID tags that could save the retail industry billions of dollars.
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Northrop Grumman expansion brings jobs to Grand Sky facility

Northrop Grumman last week began construction on a new 35,000-square-foot hanger with space to house two Global Hawks at its Grand Sky facility in North Dakota. The company expects to have 100 employees working at the facility by year's end.
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SkyOp selects Zephyr Drone Simulator for training curriculum

The Zephyr Drone Simulator developed by Little Arms Studios will be used by training provider SkyOp as part of its drone training curriculum. The SkyOp consumer and commercial training network serves much of the northeastern U.S.
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ANSI kicks off effort to coordinate UAS standards

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) will next month begin a collaborative effort to coordinate the development of standards and assessment programs needed to safely integrate unmanned aircraft systems into the national airspace.
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